Naomi Bailey Named Benton County Fair & Rodeo Queen, Music Acts Announced Too

Naomi Bailey has been announced as this year’s Benton County Fair & Rodeo Queen. The organizers say she will be a central figure throughout the fair, participating in various events and activities.  

The fair runs from July 31 through August 3 this year – and the musical lineup includes Sawyer Brown and Boomtown Saints. Since 1984, Sawyer Brown has been an audience favorite with their high-energy shows and dedication to fans. Joining Sawyer Brown are what organizers say will be country music’s next big duo, Boomtown Saints – and they have had some chart-topping hits. 

Also on deck, the skill and determination of female rodeo athletes in the Larry Bell Memorial All Girls Rodeo on July 31st. Even if you’re not usually a rodeo fan, the talent is still apparent to even a casual observer – and it’s a fun watch. Kids love this event. 

You can also join Queen Naomi Bailey for two nights of NPRA-sanctioned rodeo on August 1 and 2, featuring: 

  • Bareback Riding & Saddle Bronc Riding 
  • Bull Riding & Steer Wrestling 
  • Tie Down Roping, Team Roping & Breakaway Roping 
  • Women’s Barrel Racing

From thrilling rides to guilty pleasure food and the fun of traditional fair games, the Benton County Fair & Rodeo has been a longtime tradition in these parts. Folks that went as kids, take their own kids, and even the grandparents still like hanging at the fair – and how can yuh beat that. 

As always, the concerts and rodeo events are free with fair admission. Seating is first come, first serve, so bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the shows under the stars. 

Visit for more information. 

Also, there’s folks at the County that really-really-really want you to check out their video PSA for the fair, so you can click here to do that. 

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